Children and their parents flock to Circus Arts open day.
Children and their parents flock to Circus Arts open day. Photo: Rodney Stevens

10 years of flying and flipping of circus arts

FLYING through life with fitness has seen Byron Bay's Circus Arts celebrate its 10th birthday year with hundreds of parents and children enjoying a taste of circus performing at its annual open day.

From spectacular flying trapeze to trampolining, indoor climbing, juggling, face painting, a jumping castle and balloons, the open day took kids, and many parents, to playtime heaven.

 

Circus Arts Director Belinda Hultgren grabs her partner Scot Tonaris on the flying trapeze at Circus Arts open day. Photo: Rodney Stevens / Northern Star
Circus Arts Director Belinda Hultgren grabs her partner Scot Tonaris on the flying trapeze at Circus Arts open day. Photo: Rodney Stevens / Northern Star Photo: Rodney Stevens

Jiah Blair, 13, of Byron Bay, enjoyed tackling the ladder climb at the open day.

"I've been coming to Circus Arts for a term and its great," he said.

"It's fun, active, and you get to exercise so you can get fit.

"My favourite activities are indoor climbing, the trampoline and the airmat."

 

Jordja Hamilton, 11, of Alstonville, walks the tightrope at Circus Arts open day.
Jordja Hamilton, 11, of Alstonville, walks the tightrope at Circus Arts open day. Photo: Rodney Stevens / Norther

Circus Arts marketing manager Kate Priddle said the open day's had proved successful over the past three years, with students signing up after their first visit.

"The idea is to offer a taste of everything, with a lot of free stuff," she said.

"The kids and their parents love to come down and have a juggle, have a face-paint, have a play and potentially sign up to a fun and active class for the term.

"We hold a whole range of classes including gymnastics, parkour, flying trapeze swings, indoor rock climbing, private trampolining sessions, and a free play space where children have been doing tightropes and hoola-hoops."

Situated in the Byron Bay Arts and Industry Park, Circus Arts offers something for everyone.

 

Ella Fox, 12, of Newrybar, changes her image.
Ella Fox, 12, of Newrybar, changes her image. Photo: Rodney Stevens

"Every time they come in here, people are overwhelmed by the facility we have here in the Byron Shire, which is quite unique," Ms Priddle said.

"Circus Arts is for people of all ages; not just kids, but adults too, and its about having a fun approach to fitness."

"Parents can sign up and have a fun approach to their fitness in the gym, this year, and we promise, they'll have muscles hurting that they have never hurt before."

"Come and have a happy and healthy 2016."

For more information visit www.circusarts.com.au

 

AIMING HIGH: Jiah Blair, 13, of Byron Bay, tackles a ladder climb at Circus Arts open day.
AIMING HIGH: Jiah Blair, 13, of Byron Bay, tackles a ladder climb at Circus Arts open day. Photo: Rodney Stevens


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